Originally posted by karkuzhali
Baby learns the meaning of 'reluctant companions' from grandma.
(Grandma is reading Shyamala's posts and is laughing to herself.. Baby and Babloo come there.)
Babloo: What are you doing grandma?
Baby: Why are you laughing grandma...? Is it a joke?
G'ma: No, no,no kutties.. I am reading Shyamala aunty's posts. Her posts are fun to read..
Babloo: Show me grandma..Is it like a cartoon? I like Dennis the Menace..
He would! He is a pretty good menace himself!
Baby: Yippee..aunty also likes Dennis..
Babloo: Grandma, my mommy reads it to me and tells me the meaning.. Does Shyamala aunty's mommy do that?
G'ma:: Babloo dear, she can't draw, she only writes.. But she writes picturesquely...
Baby: What are you saying G'ma.. you speak like Shyamala aunty..I don't understand.. It is a big word..
Babloo: I also don't understand..
Methinks these Johnsonian tendencies are catching. Grandma is only at picturesquely today, God knows what tongue twister she will come up with next!
Babloo: Grandma, how does Shyamala aunty know that mummy puts Johnson's baby powder on me after I have bath! Did you tell her?
Baby: Tell me what she has written..
G'ma: She says that I should not tell you what she has written..because you will get angry with her and think badly about her...
Babloo: IS SHE AFRAID OF US?
Baby: Do we scare her?
Which is undoubtedly a pleasing prospect for this Terrible Twosome!
Baby: What does aunty say grandma, is she afraid of us? Oh God!
Babloo: Why are you calling God baby'kka?
G'ma: She has written something about Jalal uncle..
Babloo: Good or bad?
Baby: She wouldn't write bad about him, because she likes him..she is not enemy to Rajat uncle..
Babloo: Then who is enemy to Rajat uncle?
Baby: G'ma is Ekta aunty enemy to Rajat uncle?, because she showed his head cut off in the show Naagin..
Babloo: (shrieks) WHAT? did you see that? Won't we see Rajat uncle again?
A logical conclusion, but Babloo dear, they cut off the wrong head. It should have been Ekta's, which would have done Hindi TV a lot of good!
Babloo: Grandma, Aunty scares me, is she Ekta aunty's enemy also?
Baby: No, grandma saw it, and had 104 degrees fever..Doctor came and gave injection..
Babloo: To whom? To Rajat uncle?
Baby: You silly idiot...Doctor gave injection to grandma..
This whole lot is scrumptious, but the above part takes the cake, especially Grandma's high fever from the shock of seeing a decapitated Rajat/Kabir!
Grandma: Baby dear, you won't understand the meaning of this.. I will look into the dictionary and tell you what she has said..
Babloo: Grandma, did Sandya aunty also gave you the bigg book like Baby'kka has?
Baby: ( to grandma) tell me grandma, why did Ekta aunty make Jalal have wounds in the chilli powder war and had his head cut off with an axe in Naagin?
Babloo: Grand ma.. don't tell me about Naagin ... It is scary..
G'ma: Okay,okay..Ekta and Rajat uncle are friends..
Baby: Grandma, then why did she make Jalal uncle have wounds and got arrested by enemy?
G'ma: Shyamala aunty says that they are reluctant companions..
Babloo: (Stares at grandma.)
Baby: Again big words...
G'ma: You must learn to look into the dictionary for meanings kutty.. Sandya aunty presented you with a dictionary, didn't she?
Baby: But that is very bi...g and heavy grandma.. She asked me to learn 10 words everyday.. I have not even completed alphabet "A''...
Babloo: Do you read it at home Baby'kka? Don't you watch TV?
In Babloo's dictionary (pun intended!), the only acceptable pursuit while at home is to watch TV. No wonder the youngsters today are myopic and overweight!
Baby: Overweight I know..But what is myopic?
Babloo: Is it a diaper?
G'ma: They are friends only. But not always.. She is so fond of Rajat uncle, that she sometimes tests him like this to see if he acts well in the serial..
Baby: How can any one act well with wounds?
Babloo: Grandma, he will only cry..If I have wounds, I will also cry..
Babloo has not watched Jodha Akbar properly. If he had, he would have understood that Jalal uncle does not need to be wounded in order to cry.He can and does cry in and out of season, and in buckets, at that!
Baby: Grandma, at first I thought Ekta aunty beat him nicely for him to cry.. But Bindu akka told me that they use glycerine to the eyes..
Babloo: Why didn't you show me Jalal uncle cry Baby'kka? Shyamala aunty thinks bad about me..
Baby: G'ma I saw Rajat uncle as Kabir in "Naagin"..I don't like him as a bad guy..If Ekta aunty is his friend, why did she show him bad?
Babloo: G'ma, Is Rajat uncle good or bad?
G'ma: ( to herself) How I wish Shyamala answers all their questions! Yes, I am sure you do!
G'ma: What a consolation!
Baby: G'ma, tell me why Ekta aunty showed him bad in Naagin..
G'ma: Just to know how he acts in bad roles..Shyamala aunty said he acted very well...Don't worry..Ekta is going to have you Rajat uncle in her next serial, Chandragupta.
Babloo: How nice! Is it about the moon?
Oh Lord! This is priceless!
Babloo: Does she say it is free?
G'ma: No..It is about a King who lived 2500 years ago..
Babloo: How did they count the years grandma?
Good question! The kid has a logical mind, which is more than one can say for Ekta!
Baby:What is logic grandma? She says Babloo has it..Will Shyamala aunty teach me to have it?
Babloo: Baby'kka, aunty says I have it..but you don't ask me..
Baby: Older than Jalal uncle?
Babloo: Will Shyamala aunty tell us stories like you when we go to her house grandma?
Baby: Yes kutty..she will .. but we can't understand it..
Now this is what is called unwarranted pessimism! OK, Akka, now get busy explaining unwarranted & pessimism!
Baby and Babloo: What is it?
Grandma: It is not for you kiddoos..It is for me!! Babloo: Then we will take the biggg book with us Baby'kka, to know the meaning! G'ma:
I am sure the magic carpet has weight restrictions for carry on luggage. It must be already reeling at the prospect of such a large passenger list. So no dictionary please, kids!
Babloo:Then how will I understand Aunty's stories grandma?
Originally posted by sashashyam
Same procedure as before, Akka.
Updated best questions count: 14, not counting straight sentences, no matter how funny they are.
Originally posted by karkuzhali
(Continues from P 49...)
( Grandma continues her story...)
Baby: grandma, are Ekta aunty and Rajat uncle are enemies?
(Grandma takes the kids to bed..Let us see whether she answers Baby's question tomorrow.)
"With such tenacious kids, it is not a question of whether, but of how! Grandma, you could tell them that they were reluctant companions! Then you can spend another 10 minutes explaining reluctant, companion, and how all this applied to Jalal and Ekta. That will make for nice going!"